Canadian Rockies & Calgary Stampede
12 nights. June 2019 - June 2020. From £2779.00.
Discover stunning Western Canada
Join this wonderful escorted tour of Western Canada and discover the majestic natural beauty of this incredible part of the world. You'll enjoy visits to delightful Vancouver, the resort of Whistler and spectacular Banff, and meet the famous 'grizzlies', before concluding your tour with a two-day visit to the spectacular Calgary Stampede.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsDiscover the delightful city of Vancouver
Visit pretty Vancouver Island on an optional excursion
Journey from Vancouver to Whistler on the stunning Sea to Sky Highway
Explore the world-famous resort of Whistler
Look out for 'Grizzlies' in the Monashee Mountains
Enjoy a two-night stay in Jasper, 'Gem of the Canadian Rockies'
Journey from Jasper, on the Icefields Parkway via sparkling Lake Louise, to Banff, capital of the Rockies
Experience two days at the Calgary Stampede, with a Rodeo show, an evening show, souvenir programmes, and Skyrides over Stampede Park
12 nights' room-only accommodation in a series of three-star hotels in Vancouver (3 nights), Whistler (1), Sun Peaks (1), Jasper (2), Banff (2) and Kananaskis (3)
Return flights to Vancouver, returning from Calgary
Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneFly direct to the great city of Vancouver. Enjoy a three-night stay on the edge of the Pacific Rim, overlooking the Georgia Strait and backed by the snow-capped Coast Mountains.
Day TwoDiscover Vancouver on today's optional guided city tour. See restored Gastown, colourful Chinatown and Burrard Inlet waterfront, then cross over the Lion's Gate Bridge into 'North Van' and brave the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, which stretches over a vertiginous gorge. Afterwards, explore at your leisure.
Day ThreeSpend another day at leisure in Vancouver, or join today's optional excursion to beautiful Vancouver Island and the unashamedly 'British' provincial capital of British Columbia, charming Victoria. Explore the vast Parliament Buildings and grand Empress Hotel, and visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, boasting over a million plants including several hundred floral species.
Day FourTravel, through the coastal ranges and along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway, to the famous resort of Whistler, for a one-night stay. Enjoy the delights of this world-class winter sports and summer hiking resort.
Day FiveToday you'll head through beautiful scenery to Sun Peaks, a modern alpine village high in the BC interior.
Day SixContinue north, today, past towering Mount Robson, the Rockies' highest peak, to Jasper, at the gateway to scenic Jasper National Park. Departures in June and September will also include a special 'Grizzly Bear Valley' river cruise, and the chance to see some of the region's wildlife in its natural habitat.
Day SevenSpend today relaxing in Jasper, or join today's optional excursion, which will include a ride on the historic Jasper Tramway - Canada's longest - to the scenic heights above, and a journey to the stunning Maligne Lake, in its spectacular setting.
Day EightToday you'll travel along the renowned Icefields Parkway, calling briefly at beautiful Lake Louise, where turquoise waters - frozen for much of the year - are set against the awesome backdrop of Victoria Glacier. Afterwards, you'll continue to Banff and your next hotel.
Day NineExplore the delightful, bustling capital of the Rockies, and take the opportunity to join an optional Banff sightseeing tour, which includes a cable-car ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain and a trip to scenic Surprise Corner viewpoint overlooking the famous Banff Springs Hotel. You'll also have the chance to take a helicopter flight across the Rockies.
Day 10Enjoy a leisurely morning in Banff, then begin the journey to the mountain resort of Kananaskis for a three-night stay.
Day 11Visit the Calgary Stampede, spending the day seeing authentic rodeos, chuck-wagon races and grandstand shows.
Day 12Return to the Stampede for another spectacular day. In addition to the rodeos, enjoy the entertainment, and perhaps take the Skyride across the park.
Day 13Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 14Arrive back in the UK. Back to top
AccommodationCanadian Rockies Touring Hotels
The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities. There will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby.Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.
Passports and visasBritish citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling to Canada. Visas are not normally required for entry, but for travel from 15th March 2016 visitors to Canada must apply for an eTA online with Canadian Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.canada.ca/eta . The current charge is seven Canadian dollars for British Citizens. British subjects, and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested, should consult the Canadian Embassy as a visa may be required.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Grizzly Bears excursionThis excursion on Day Six will include an hour-long guided cruise into Grizzly Bear Valley, and will be available on all departures in June and September 2017, as well as June and September 2018.
TippingGratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. Customary gratuity to a coach driver and tour manager is about $5 per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 15-20 per cent of the bill and in a bar leave a dollar or so per drink.
SmokingSmoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.
On your flightAll outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on your flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.
Luggage allowanceYou are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
Helicopter flightsSightseeing flights by helicopter are weight controlled and balanced. Please contact us if you wish to book a helicopter flight and your bodyweight exceeds 250lb. (In such cases, a seat may have to be left empty, and some companies may charge a premium.)
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Changes to your hotelsShould circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.
Hotel roomsStandard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group. Back to top